Calliandra Haematocephala Hassk.
Calliandra Haematocephala Hassk. is commonly known as powder puff. It is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 3cm in height. The branchlets are cylindric, rough and brown in colour. The leaves close at night. The red powder puff flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds but only appear from November to April.
Calliandra Haematocephala Hassk. prefers semi-shade to full sunlight and moderate watering. It is suitable with well-drained Soils and fertile Loamy Soils.
It is used as General, Focal Plant, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting.
In a pot, you will need to water the plant everyday during the summers and can cut down a bit during winters. Make sure this has a drainage hole at the bottom. For trees planted directly in the garden, you an water it once in 2-3 days for it to develop strong roots. Fertilise in the summer season only.
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